In Memory

Mary Gail Bohn (Blanchard)

Survived by Husband, Ted Blanchard; Father, Afton Bohn; and Brother, Kalvin Bohn

Her obituary in the Deseret News:

Mary Gail Bohn Blanchard died in her husband's arms, at home, on February 28,1998.  After fighting breast cancer for three years, her body wore out and her soul returned to Heaven.  A star near the end of the Big Dipper's handle is named for her.  Born on July 1, 1947, in Cedar City, Utah, she spent the last 25 years as a clinical social worker and therapist in private practice in Salt Lake City.  She attended Olympus High School, Brigham Young University, and the Universityof Utah.  She is survived by her husband, Ted D. Blanchard; father, Afton Bohn; and brother, Kalvin Bohn.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Emma Middleton. Farewell services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at Memorial Estates Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East, Murray, Utah, where a viewing will also be held Tuesday, March 3 from 6 to 8 pm.  She will be interred at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South, Murray, Utah.  After 39 years she finally married her childhood sweetheart (the one she taught to slow dance in 7th grade) and life was good!



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09/03/15 10:40 PM #1    

Ted Blanchard

09/03/15 10:43 PM #2    

Ted Blanchard

Above is a portrait of Mary that was done by our dear classmate, Babs Petri Beattie, a few months before Mary died..  Mary and Babs were both diagnosed with breast cancer about the same time.  As many of you know and now all can see, Babs was a wonderful artist.  I put this portrait on a medallion that is attached to Mary's headstone.

09/04/15 07:59 AM #3    

Sheryl Hutchinson (Robbins)

Ted, this is a beautiful picture!

09/04/15 10:34 AM #4    

Richard Thornblad

Beatiful Memories.

09/04/15 01:53 PM #5    

Matt White

Beautiful lady, wonderful artist.

09/04/15 06:49 PM #6    

Sandra Putnam (Gillings)

Thanks for sharing such a tender part of your life.

09/06/15 08:24 PM #7    

DeAnn Rasmussen (Gallagher)

In 1966 I attended the "Church College of Hawaii."  What a surprise to find out that a sister Titan, Mary Bohn, was also attending CCH!  It was such a comfort to see a familiar face when we were so far from home.  We had a great time together.  We met some wonderful Hawaiian friends, Alna & Chris Mihal from Kauai.  They invited us to spend the Christmas break with their family.  Mary and I decided we'd spend New Year's Eve in a nice Honolulu Hotel.  We were on the 2nd floor.  It was hot and humid so we left the sliding glass door opened to the balcony.  I had left my handbag on the floor near my bed.  Around 5 am some sound awoke Mary.  She opened her eyes and saw a man right next to us picking up my handbag!  Mary decided to stay still and pretend to be asleep.  UNTIL, he went over to grab HER purse!  She rose up on one elbow and shouted "Put that back!"  That's where I woke up.  The man ran out the sliding glass door and jumped right off the balcony!  We called down to the hotel to report the theft.  They didn't believe us.  We literally had to means to pay our bill!!  I can't even remember how we got back to the college.

09/08/15 02:05 AM #8    

Ted Blanchard

Mary forgot to tell me that story.  Good one.  I can just imagine her confronting the thief without a bit of hesitation.  Thanks for sharing.

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